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Don´t Kill the School, Please! (2000)

Original title: Ärge pange kooli kinni

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Documentary Duration 27:00

It's the first schoolday of the 21st century in Metsküla Primary School in Matsalu, Lihula parish. There are 22 pupils in six different grades and 3 teachers in the school. The school functions well, both teachers and pupils are happy with it. However, the school is facing the prospect to be shut down soon. Metsküla Primary School is more or less a typical example of today's basic school education together with its ups and downs. In the swirl of 1970s fast economic growth the school was back then shut down - now the 130-year-old school has been brought back to ...

Director: Ago Ruus

Keywords: primary school | primary school children | education | school | music education at school | school life | head of school | schoolhouse | problems at school | school sport | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Profilm, Kanal 2
Film Category Documentary, Problem oriented
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English, Russian
Subtitles English
Duration 27:00


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Producer Vahur Laiapea | Ago Ruus
Director Ago Ruus
Screenwriter Ago Ruus
Cinematographer Ago Ruus
Sound Designer Mart Kessel-Otsa
Editor Sirje Haagel
Content Editor Enn Säde

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm